10 episodes

The Effective Engineering Manager podcast provides proven solutions and best practices to software engineering managers of all levels that allow them to effectively manage teams to deliver results on time and with high quality.

This podcast is presented to you by Slava Imeshev and Adam Axelrod. Sharing our knowledge, we leverage 25+ years of our combined engineering management experience in getting stuff done.

We share practical recommendations on getting stuff done, project and program management, engineering processes and tools, managing horizontally and vertically, establishing and running effective software development lifecycle, effective meetings and time management, building and managing teams, people management, growing engineering and management careers, and more.

Please reach out to us if you have feedback or suggestions at contact@effectiveem.com or visit us at https://www.effectiveem.com.

Effective Engineering Manager Slava Imeshev and Adam Axelrod

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The Effective Engineering Manager podcast provides proven solutions and best practices to software engineering managers of all levels that allow them to effectively manage teams to deliver results on time and with high quality.

This podcast is presented to you by Slava Imeshev and Adam Axelrod. Sharing our knowledge, we leverage 25+ years of our combined engineering management experience in getting stuff done.

We share practical recommendations on getting stuff done, project and program management, engineering processes and tools, managing horizontally and vertically, establishing and running effective software development lifecycle, effective meetings and time management, building and managing teams, people management, growing engineering and management careers, and more.

Please reach out to us if you have feedback or suggestions at contact@effectiveem.com or visit us at https://www.effectiveem.com.

    Building Managers: Leading From The Front, Leading From The Back

    Building Managers: Leading From The Front, Leading From The Back

    We look at what the role of the engineering leadership means and how to approach leading from both front and back.

    • 23 min
    Building Managers: Now That You Are A Manager

    Building Managers: Now That You Are A Manager

    Wrapping up the ‘becoming a manger series’ with guidance and steps on what new engineering managers can do once their training completes and they are now officially a manager. Guidance includes: managing introductions and the first couple of weeks; planning your first 30-60-90 days; setting up foundational meetings like 1-on-1s; building key lateral relationships; creating space for the team to get to know you and your plan.

    • 37 min
    Building Managers: Implementing The Plan

    Building Managers: Implementing The Plan

    In this episode we present a practical, step-by-step implementation guide for transitioning engineer's career to the engineering management track. These steps include:



    Confirm that the engineer has right motivation.

    Confirm with your boss and HR the feasibility of training a new manager.

    Tell them that you will announce their career transition to the team.

    Talk to the team on 1:1 basis and share the transition. Share why they will be a good fit.

    Share the same in the public forum such as staff meeting.

    Prepare and share the implementation plan with your direct.

    Drive your direct's guided self-study for 8-9 months, see resources.

    Manage their practice for the remainder of the year.

    Officially complete transition with HR during company's official promotion period.





    You can find the resources for guided self-study, and post-transition, continuous management study materials here.



    Please reach out to us if you have suggestions or would like us to present on the topics on Effective Engineering Management at contact@effectiveem.com or visit us at https://www.effectiveem.com.

    • 35 min
    Building Managers: Building a Success Strategy

    Building Managers: Building a Success Strategy

    We share how to build a success-oriented strategy by taking care of four management pillars, organization, people, product, processes and tools.

    Please reach out to us if you have feedback or suggestions at contact@effectiveem.com or visit us at https://www.effectiveem.com.

    • 37 min
    Building Managers: Not A Promotion

    Building Managers: Not A Promotion

    Our guest speaker, Anand Safi, shares how transitioning a career from an engineer to an engineering manager is not a promotion. Also, Anand shares a checklist on what to do first 90 days as a new engineering manager.



    Please reach out to us if you have feedback or suggestions at contact@effectiveem.com or visit us at https://www.effectiveem.com.

    • 23 min
    Root Cause Analysis with 5 Whys

    Root Cause Analysis with 5 Whys

    We share Root Cause Analysis, or RCA, as one of the most powerful tools available to engineering managers that help to eliminate production incidents. We’ll go over what an RCAs is, the benefits, the process of doing RCAs using "5 Whys" technique, and the best practices. In the end, we provide a checklist to help engineering managers to implement the RCA effectively.

    Please reach out to us if you have feedback or suggestions at contact@effectiveem.com or visit us at https://www.effectiveem.com.

    • 11 min

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